Elkin City Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe was awarded the ‘Bob McRae Superintendent of the Year’ by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
Dr. Bledsoe received the award at the Dean E. Smth Center on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the day after the NCHSAA’s Board of Directors finished its spring meeting.
According to the NCHSAA officials, these statewide awards in several different categories, all based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record.
Dr. Bledsoe has been superintendent of Elkin City Schools since 2008, following three years as principal at Greene Central and 10 and a half years as principal at Charles B. Aycock.
He was a teacher and coach at both High Point Central and Aycock before going into administration.
Bledsoe is a graduate of East Surry High School and High Point College, with his master’s and doctorate from East Carolina.
He has chaired a special committee this year studying non-traditional schools in the NCHSAA and is current chairman of the High Point University Alumni Association.
Coaches, administrators and media representatives were among those that received awards.
The awards are named in memory or in honor of outstanding individuals in each category, five of whom are current members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
Bledsoe’s award was named for Bob McRae, the former superintendent in Randolph County after a long career at Kings Mountain.
McRae was president of the NCHSAA in 1997-98. He has served as chair of the Realignment Committee as well as in other NCHSAA capacities.
Other state winners for 2013 include:
- Doris Howard Female Coach of the Year: Sherry Norris of Chapel Hill High School
- Harvey Reid Male Coach of the Year: Mike Lambros of North Davidson High School
- Dave Harris Athletic Director of the Year: Charles Simmons of Hertford County High School
- Bob Deaton Principal of the Year: Robert Hurley of Roanoke Rapids High School
- Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year: Langston Wertz of the Charlotte Observer
- Elton Hawley Athletic Trainer of the Year: Janna Fonseca of Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine